Obama flack Jay Carney, via Real Clear Politics: Obama Recognizes “There Are Things He Can Do Without Congress And He Will Do Them:”
JAY CARNEY, WH Press Secretary: “They don’t give a lick about the day and time:
ED HENRY, FOX News: “Why doesn’t he give a speech from the oval office tonight saying here’s my plan?”
CARNEY: “He wants to speak before Congress because he recognizes that while there are things he can do without Congress, and he will do them, there are actions that need to be taken with Congress that require legislation to grow the economy and create jobs. And he wants to go to Congress, speak directly to members of Congress, and layout his proposals.”
With the White House downgrading the 2012 economic forecast, is it time to run roughshod over Congress with an executive order or three? I doubt the early incarnation of Jay Carney would approve of that — at least depending upon which party was in power.